Devin Townsend Says He Has “Immense Respect” For Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger

Nickelback and their frontman Chad Kroeger have obviously drawn a lot criticism over the years, but Devin Townsend seems to hold Kroeger in high regards. He recently tweeted the following:

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Devin Townsend Offers Updates Regarding Who He Has Been Recording With & His Future Touring Plans

Devin Townsend has taken to Twitter to offer some updates on his upcoming projects and touring. You can check out a number of tweets, many of which focus on his new album “Empath,“ below. It’s worth noting that he has been working with all of the following musicians: Mike Keneally (Dethklok, etc.), Morgan Ågren (Kaipa), Anup Sastry (ex-Skyharbor, etc.), Nathan Navarro, and Sam “Samus” Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth)

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Devin Townsend To Release Second Part Of “Eras” Vinyl Box Set In August

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be releasing the second part of his “Eras” vinyl collection series on August 31. The two-piece set will feature “Ocean Machine,” “Physicist,” “Terria,” “Synchestra,” and “Infinity.” The albums have been remastered for vinyl and they will come with a booklet containing new liner notes from Townsend himself. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Townsend commented:

“It has been over 25 years since I started this professional trip of mine with music as the anchor. In that time, I have spent a fair amount of energy describing the albums, rationalizing the albums, or just trying to basically explain the motivation behind them all. This ERAS box set series is a kind of monumental way for me to do it at one time, in one place.

The intent of these albums from the beginning, has not changed. Music has been the outlet to describe my experience with life, and obviously my experience is far from ‘unique’. I like to think all this music describes my point of view on things we all participate in. Life is crazy, and each step of the way offers new things, births, deaths, failures, successes, heartache, confusion, anger etc etc etc… I don’t have it figured out, but the music has helped me deal with it in my own way.

The albums were just snapshots of different periods in my life, and although it’s just music, they mean a lot to me. The process that drew them out has helped me move on to each consecutive project and my hope is that with these boxsets, it makes what I do in the future make a little more sense.

I really appreciate having the opportunity to present them in one place with such attention to detail. It’s such an honour to be able to do this and I thank everyone involved for the support and passion in making these box sets happen.

Cheers,

Devin.”

In other news, Townsend is also working on a new Casualties Of Cool release. Ché Aimee Dorval revealed the news in the below tweet:

Devin Townsend Premieres “By Your Command” Live Video From “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”

Devin Townsend has premiered a new live orchestral performance video for “By Your Command.” The clip is from his new live set “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv,” which was released today (July 6). That effort includes his September 22, 2017 “Ocean Machine: Biomech” 20th anniversary show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which saw him performing the album in full with the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. Multiple fan-requested tracks were also performed.

Devin Townsend Premieres “Regulator” Live Video From “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”

Devin Townsend has premiered a new live video for “Regulator.” The clip is from his new live set “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv,” which is set to be released on July 6. That effort will include his September 22, 2017 “Ocean Machine: Biomech” 20th anniversary show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which saw him performing the album in full with the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. Multiple fan-requested tracks were also performed.

Townsend commented:

“Hello again folks, dev here again…head above water for a minute from the massive writing period I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do. Today, i’m proud that we can release another track from the upcoming ‘Live at the Ancient Theatre’ Performance. This one comes in the form of ‘Regulator’ from the Ocean Machine portion of the set.

This DVD is a really important part of my work to date, as it not only summarizes a large portion of my musical output, but also swings right back around to the first true solo album, Ocean Machine, with the original bassist, John Harder, joining me onstage.

When all is said and done, this DVD acts as a powerful swan song for this portion of my career, and I am excited for people to actually get the whole thing into their worlds.

As always, thank you for the ability to do what I do, and I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Devin“

Devin Townsend Premieres “Truth” Live Video From “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”

Devin Townsend has premiered a new live orchestral performance video for “Truth.” The clip is from his new live set “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv,” which is set to be released on July 6. That effort will include his September 22, 2017 “Ocean Machine: Biomech” 20th anniversary show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which saw him performing the album in full with the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. Multiple fan-requested tracks were also performed.

Townsend commented:

“Hey there, Devin T here, taking a second to bring myself up for air from writing : )

After a long and arduous process, the concert myself and the DTP performed in Plovdiv Bulgaria is finished, and here is your first view of it, ‘Truth’.

I am very proud of this release and it represents a culmination of many years of material. The concert actually is in two parts, with Ocean Machine being the second. It was a fantastic night and an unforgettable experience with the die-hards travelling from all around the world to be there with us.

As I move into the next phase of my life and career, this live in Bulgaria DVD stands as a monument for me, and what we achieved with the DTP.

As always, words fail me when it comes to expressing what the support of the audience means, but I thank you and everyone involved for allowing this to happen.

I hope you enjoy : )

Devin“

Devin Townsend Teases New Material

Devin Townsend previously put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus so he can focus on a number of other projects, and now he has shared some teasers of the material he has been working on. You can check those out below:

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Working on a riff

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Yep

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Yup

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Emails from label and management imminent.

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[via The PRP]